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ISSN: 2161-069X

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Review Article

Early Gastric Cancer: An Overview and Future Perspective

Clemente Iascone* and Daniela Vallerani

Department of Surgery “P. Valdoni”, La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Clemente Iascone
Department of Surgery “P. Valdoni”
La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 10, 2013; Accepted date: June 11, 2013; Published date: June 13, 2013

Citation: Iascone C, Vallerani D (2013) Early Gastric Cancer: An Overview and Future Perspective. J Gastroint Dig Syst S12:013. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.S12-013

Copyright: © 2013 Iascone C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Early gastric cancer is a gastric cancer limited to the mucosa, sub mucosa, or both, regardless of lymph node status and offers an excellent (over 90%) chance of cure based on surgical resection. In this review the Author provide an overview on epidemiology, diagnosis and management of EGC, both in Western and Eastern series, with special concern to prognostic factors and long term follow up.